It redefines a child’s opportunities and transforms a family’s trajectory. Join us in making sure every child, adult, and family in NYC gets a chance to be healthy and thrive.


There are many ways you can invest in the health of the thousands of children and families we serve at The Floating Hospital. You can make a donation, give a gift of stocks or securities, honor or memorialize someone important to you, contribute from your IRA, and/or include The Floating Hospital in your long-term financial planning.

To mail in your donation, fill out our Donation Form and send it in with your check or money order.


You can help The Floating Hospital help children and their families year round by joining The Tugboat Society, our association of sustaining monthly donors. All you need to do is click here to sign up.


Giving to The Floating Hospital is a meaningful way to pay tribute to someone special in your life. When you fill out our online donation form above, please check where it asks you if you’d like to dedicate your gift. We will then follow up with a letter to the name and address you specify.


A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a simple way to manage your charitable giving and help save lives by recommending gifts to The Floating Hospital for use in its programs and services.

The Floating Hospital does not directly manage donor-advised funds; however, DAFs can be established at many financial institutions or community foundations. The Floating Hospital doesn’t give individual tax advice, so please always consult your professional tax advisor on how a Donor Advised Fund might impact you specifically.

An easy way to recommend a gift is by using the DAF Direct form below. Simply state the name of your fund, list The Floating Hospital Foundation (the fundraising arm of the Hospital) as the designated charity, and state the amount you’d like to give. Then click “Next” to complete your recommendation.

You can also choose to have any remaining DAF funds distributed to The Floating Hospital after your lifetime by naming The Floating Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of the remaining funds. If you choose to do so, please use the following legal name and tax identification:

The Floating Hospital Foundation, Inc.
EIN #: 30-0102842

When you make a Donor Advised Fund gift, it’s possible that the sponsoring organization will not share your information with us.

Please send a note to Laura Evans ( when you’ve made a gift so we can thank you and ensure your gift gets to where it’s intended.


A gift of stock is an easy and impactful way to support The Floating Hospital. It also offers you several financial benefits:

  • You can easily donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible
  • There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation


If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 per tax year directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charities like The Floating Hospital.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD), otherwise known as IRA charitable rollovers or IRA gifts, are a great way to support our work by allowing your dollars to go further: QCDs may be excluded from your taxable income and qualify towards your required minimum distribution (RMD).

If you’d like to make a QCD gift, contact your financial institution and ask them to make the gift out to The Floating Hospital Foundation, and be sure to identify you as the donor by name and address (we want to thank you!).

The gift can be mailed to:


Attn: Samantha LaMont
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 3391
New York, NY 10163-3391


A planned gift is a lasting investment in advancing our mission and ensuring our ability to provide healthcare and other necessities to children and families living with homelessness, as we have done for more than 150 years. The Floating Hospital offers tax-deductible giving options designed to fit with your personal estate and financial plans.


In-kind donations provide our families with necessities, representing some of our most important relief work. We accept new donations ranging from disposable toiletries, new toys, and books to new clothes, shoes and outerwear. We cannot accept used items, food or personal care items in opened packages for safety reasons. We cannot accept home-cooked/prepared food. For more information or questions regarding acceptable donations, please email


The Floating Hospital Foundation was created to continue a legacy of giving and close the significant gap between the Hospital’s operating expenses and revenue from government and insurance sources. Consider joining this dynamic and generous group of philanthropists today.


The Floating Hospital remains unchanged in its commitment to provide care, regardless of ability to pay to New York City’s most vulnerable residents, homeless families living in family shelters and domestic violence safe houses. For them we are an island of stability in their often turbulent, and ever-changing, world. Your support matters and makes a difference.


Provides a healthy lunch for a family of four


Provides one tank of gas for our Good Health Shuttle that transports people to their medical appointments


$250 enables a woman to receive the screenings and physical exams needed for employment or school.


Did you know that the CARES Act, the stimulus bill passed by Congress in 2020 in response to Covid-19, makes it possible for all eligible tax payers to claim a deduction for up to $300 in charitable giving, or $600 for a household filing jointly? In December 2020, Congress extended the Act for the 2021 tax year. So as long as you make your gift to The Floating Hospital before December 31 2021, you can use it towards credit on 2021 tax return!

The Floating Hospital Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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